Daily Walk with the Holy Spirit

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Through the awareness of weakness.

"I rejoice therefore that I have confidence in You in all things." II Corinthians 7:16

Do you ever question who you are?

Have you had a lot of disappointments?

Have you felt the loneliness of the desert?

God want to remind you of His presence?

"And He said, My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest." Exodus 33:14

I will be with you - I have always been with you - I have never left you or forsaken you!

Our lack of identity, or sense of inadequacy, does not matter who we are in God.

What matters is that God dwells with us.

Gideon was aware of his weakness...

Gideon a little man, described himself as the least of his household.

Least means trifling or small.

Gideon thought of himself small, the least of his house, a nobody.

"And he said unto Him, O My Lord, wherewith shall I save Israel? behold my family is poor in Manasseh, and I am the least in my father's house." Judges 6:15

Gideon was to go in his might.

"And the Lord looked upon him, and said, Go in this thy might. and thou shalt save Israel from the hand of the midinites: Have not I sent thee?" Judges 6:14

God was telling Gideon to go in his strength.

What strength?

Gideon had none.

Exactly!

"So that your faith might not rest on man's wisdom, but on God's power." I Corinthians 2:5

The strength of Gideon was his weakness.

"And the Lord said, Surely I will be with thee, and thou shalt smite the midinites as one man." Judges 6:16

We are too look to God every time in need.

Our human natural reaction is to say I can't.

That is just our flesh talking out.

But God says...

" And He said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for My strength is made perfect in weakness." II Corinthians 12:9 a

For God has promised to meet every need we have.

He can not do anything until we admit our need for Him, and fall at His feet for help.

When we have done this we do not need to worry about whether He will find us fit enough to do His work.

Do you require need of Him?

"For in Him, we live and move, and have our being:" Acts 17:28 a

We should never say to God, I can't do that.

Even if we think that we are inexperienced or think we are too young or old.

Age and inexperience are never a problem to God.

Even immaturity can be outgrown by the grace of God.

Though I am weak, yet He is strong.

"The Lord is my strength and my Song." Exodus 15:2

From weakness we are made strong.

It is when we realize that we are weak and powerless, then God can begin to work.

When we try to persuade ourselves that we are something when in actuality we are nothing, we are letting that self flesh creep in.

But when we confess that we are nothing we begin to lay the foundation that we are founded in Him.

When we become totally dependant upon God, we become available for His intended use.

We do not have the answer.

we do not have to perform any deeds.

Jesus took care of all those at the Cross!

We don't have to be remarkable , or even smart.

All we need is God!

My Father, I commend myself to You, I give myself to You, I leave myself in Your hands. My Father, do with me as You wish. Whatever You do with me, I thank You, I accept everything. I am ready for anything. I thank You always. So long as Your will is done in me...I have no other wish, My God. I put my soul into Your hands, giving it to You, My God, with all my heart's love, which makes me crave to abandon myself to You without reserve, with utter confidence. For are You not My Father?"
-Taken from Meditations of a Hermit by Charles de Foucauld-

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